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By on February 16, 2016 — In heart-wrenching pictures, an aid worker Anja Ringgren Lovén is seen rescuing an abandoned two-year-old Nigerian boy, accused of being a witch by his family members. The toddler, who is now named Hope, was found in a precarious state, owing to the inhumane conditions he was living in.

Heart-wrenching pictures of an abandoned two-year-old Nigerian toddler, accused of being a witch by his family members and shunned by the community in Uyo have caused a sensation.

The boy was rescued last month by Anja Ringgren Lovén, a humanitarian worker who founded the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation.

The toddler, who is now named Hope, was found in a life-threatening state and  his health was precarious owing to the inhumane conditions he was exposed to. According to reports,the boy lived on the streets for eight months and was riddled with worms after being forced to live off scraps thrown to him by passers-by.

According to Lovén, there are many cases where children suffer after being accused of witchcraft in Nigeria, with devastating effects on their lives.

Commenting on the rescue operation, Lovén reportedly wroteon Facebook: “Ive seen much here in Nigeria over the last 3 years. I have spared you for many experiences when we’ve been on the rescue operations”.

“Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we’ve both seen torture of children, dead children and frightened children…I have chosen to call the boy hope for right now, we all hope that he survives”.

Hope, who is still recovering now lives on the children’s centre, which is run by Loven and her husband, David Emmanuel Umem.

Hope is still recovering Anja Loven Photo: Anja Ringgren Lovén/Facebook

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I wonder, what is the barrier between African Americans and Africans, they hardly seek connections with us. 

I worked for an oil exploration company for 16 years and we did a lot of work in Nigeria and other countries. I never been to the motherland but a couple white co-workers had assignments there and the stories they would come back with were not good. I will not bother to share them because it would not serve any good purpose, but over the top and horrific. This is in the 80's and early 90's. This story fits the kind of stuff I heard. My boss was Black and he had 3 Blacks working for him out of 12 of us and not once he assigned any person of color to Africa, but he was on assignment in Nigeria when he was one of us. And I always wondered why he never sent another Black person to Africa over 12 years he was my boss, mainly Nigeria, Togo, Cameroon, Angola, Ghana. Hell, we often caught the cold ass assignment, hell you have to damn near sleep in a survival suit, sea sick half the time, North Sea, North Slope, the Atlantic. 

 

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Momentum posted:

By on February 16, 2016 — In heart-wrenching pictures, an aid worker Anja Ringgren Lovén is seen rescuing an abandoned two-year-old Nigerian boy, accused of being a witch by his family members. The toddler, who is now named Hope, was found in a precarious state, owing to the inhumane conditions he was living in.

Heart-wrenching pictures of an abandoned two-year-old Nigerian toddler, accused of being a witch by his family members and shunned by the community in Uyo have caused a sensation.

The boy was rescued last month by Anja Ringgren Lovén, a humanitarian worker who founded the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation.

The toddler, who is now named Hope, was found in a life-threatening state and  his health was precarious owing to the inhumane conditions he was exposed to. According to reports,the boy lived on the streets for eight months and was riddled with worms after being forced to live off scraps thrown to him by passers-by.

According to Lovén, there are many cases where children suffer after being accused of witchcraft in Nigeria, with devastating effects on their lives.

Commenting on the rescue operation, Lovén reportedly wroteon Facebook: “Ive seen much here in Nigeria over the last 3 years. I have spared you for many experiences when we’ve been on the rescue operations”.

“Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we’ve both seen torture of children, dead children and frightened children…I have chosen to call the boy hope for right now, we all hope that he survives”.

Hope, who is still recovering now lives on the children’s centre, which is run by Loven and her husband, David Emmanuel Umem.

Hope is still recovering Anja Loven Photo: Anja Ringgren Lovén/Facebook

 

Notice in the picture where it looks like people have evidently been just walking past the baby, ignoring him as if he was a freaking dog or something.  So, people knew this baby was alone, hungry, and probably dying and didn't even give a damn.

The parents should be arrested and tried for child abuse, [if they even have child abuse laws in Africa; I don't know, and would be surprised to find out they didn't].  

But, you know, in my heart of hearts, I have a sneaking feeling that all this supposed superstition and "believing their child is a witch" bullshit is a grimy way of parents shirking their responsibility for a child they no longer want or want to share food with.  

As long as this is happening in Nigeria, no country will ever truly respect Nigeria and Nigerians.  

And to think, that Nigeria has the freaking nerve to be boasting about sending a man to the moon or some freaking where OUTER SPACE by the year, XXXX.  

Hell, they need to send a man to find out what is happening to Nigerian children.  They need to send a man to put his foot in the ass of the parents who would abandon and innocent baby and leave it to die.  They need to send a man to put his foot in the ass of all the freaking adults that walked past an abandoned and hungry or starving baby and didn't do a damn thing.  

As long as people in Nigeria are abusing babies and children like this with no consequences, Nigeria will look like a damn clown country sending a man to the moon (or where the freak every) while ignoring the hell out of this sick sh!t.

 

Momentum posted:

I wonder, what is the barrier between African Americans and Africans, they hardly seek connections with us. 

I worked for an oil exploration company for 16 years and we did a lot of work in Nigeria and other countries. I never been to the motherland but a couple white co-workers had assignments there and the stories they would come back with were not good. I will not bother to share them because it would not serve any good purpose, but over the top and horrific. This is in the 80's and early 90's. This story fits the kind of stuff I heard. My boss was Black and he had 3 Blacks working for him out of 12 of us and not once he assigned any person of color to Africa, but he was on assignment in Nigeria when he was one of us. And I always wondered why he never sent another Black person to Africa over 12 years he was my boss, mainly Nigeria, Togo, Cameroon, Angola, Ghana. Hell, we often caught the cold ass assignment, hell you have damn near sleep in a survival suit, sea sick half the time, North Sea, North Slope, the Atlantic. 

 

First, I wouldn't be trying believe anything/everything some White person is trying to tell me about Africa.

Second, he probably was following order to not ever send anyone Black to Africa, because the last thing White Supremacy Mythology and Imperialism wants is for Africans and African Americans to Unite in any shape or form.  

So, they constantly brainwash Africans into believing that they shouldn't have anything to do with African Americans, the same way the brainwashed African Americans for centuries into believing that African were ignorant savages.

THE WORLD'S GREATEST FEAR IS IF THE BLACK RACE UNITES. 

sunnubian posted:
Momentum posted:

I wonder, what is the barrier between African Americans and Africans, they hardly seek connections with us. 

I worked for an oil exploration company for 16 years and we did a lot of work in Nigeria and other countries. I never been to the motherland but a couple white co-workers had assignments there and the stories they would come back with were not good. I will not bother to share them because it would not serve any good purpose, but over the top and horrific. This is in the 80's and early 90's. This story fits the kind of stuff I heard. My boss was Black and he had 3 Blacks working for him out of 12 of us and not once he assigned any person of color to Africa, but he was on assignment in Nigeria when he was one of us. And I always wondered why he never sent another Black person to Africa over 12 years he was my boss, mainly Nigeria, Togo, Cameroon, Angola, Ghana. Hell, we often caught the cold ass assignment, hell you have damn near sleep in a survival suit, sea sick half the time, North Sea, North Slope, the Atlantic. 

 

First, I wouldn't be trying believe anything/everything some White person is trying to tell me about Africa.

Second, he probably was following order to not ever send anyone Black to Africa, because the last thing White Supremacy Mythology and Imperialism wants is for Africans and African Americans to Unite in any shape or form.  

So, they constantly brainwash Africans into believing that they shouldn't have anything to do with African Americans, the same way the brainwashed African Americans for centuries into believing that African were ignorant savages.

THE WORLD'S GREATEST FEAR IS IF THE BLACK RACE UNITES. 

Well, I actually know these white guys very well, worked with them at least 8 to 10 years, yeah a few of them was assholes but they had no reason to lie about stuff and you hear similar weirdness over the years from different people. We had a get together, video conference a couple months ago we all scattered about. So we kinda keep up with each other, so many of the people we worked with are dead did not make it to 55 or 60, it's like 11 people we worked with are gone, cancer, heart attacks, strokes. I tell ya why my Black boss would send white guys on assignments to Africa but I think you could guess very easily, it was about respect, sigh. My boss was all about results and all about avoiding difficulties, hell it was already hard enough when things went well. This is in the early 80's and early 90's mostly, things were a lot different in those days but to see a story like this in 2016 reminded me. 

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   Honey chile...if witchcraft worked...there will be NO white people...and definitely no Arabs...and the Jews?  They would be with Jesus.  So this stuff is what the pagan Europeans brought to Africa.  And blackfolks been putting hexes on each other....every since.  Cuz why?  They are the ONLY ones to believe in it.  Ask Haiti.  But!  

Kocolicious posted:

   Honey chile...if witchcraft worked...there will be NO white people...and definitely no Arabs...and the Jews?  They would be with Jesus.  So this stuff is what the pagan Europeans brought to Africa.  And blackfolks been putting hexes on each other....every since.  Cuz why?  They are the ONLY ones to believe in it.  Ask Haiti.  But!  

Stories about witchcraft back in the 80's would be in the newspapers in Nigeria, people turning into goats, sneaking into villages making people sick, putting spells on women, stuff like that. 

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